January 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Professional in Cumberland County
Soil Health and Water Management
Soils are the foundation of healthy food production (plant or animal). Join this discussion on building soil health through practices like crop rotation, cover cropping, mulching, and proper fertilization. We will also touch on proper watering techniques in the garden.
$5 suggested donation at the door
In his role as Sustainable Agriculture Professional in Cumberland County, Jason works with farmers to implement sustainable farming practices. This includes social sustainability through farm and tractor safety programming, economic sustainability through farm business planning and management training, and building healthy agroecosystems through the adoption of sustainable production practices.
This event is one of the Land Trust’s Winter Gardening Workshops, a part of our Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The Workshops are a wonderful opportunity each winter to learn from master gardeners through practical lectures and hands-on training. Gardeners of all levels can improve their skills.
The workshops focus on organic gardening methods and provide information about topics such as choosing plant varieties, starting seedlings, permaculture, the use of native plants, soil enrichment and mulching, gardening in small spaces, and controlling common pests and disease.
Workshops are held on Sundays from January – March each year, from 2:00-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
Venue: St Paul's Episcopal Church